Become a Patron to help us improve MobyGames!

Guitar Hero (PlayStation 2)

92
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.
Not an American user?

Description

Guitar Hero simulates the thrill and the glory of rock 'n' roll. Choose from eight different characters, from classic rockers to metal heads, and build a career as a working rock musician.

The real kick is in the gameplay, which incorporates an included guitar-shaped controller. It allows you to "play along" with 30 awesome rock tunes by pressing fret buttons and working a responsive and durable strum bar. There's even a whammy bar for extreme action. The songs include selections from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Boston, Audioslave and White Zombie.

Four difficulty levels test your skills and six venues will place you before increasingly larger audiences. You love rock music. You're a master at air guitar. Take the next step and walk a career's worth of miles in a rocker's shoes.

Screenshots

Guitar Hero PlayStation 2 Hmm, a three star review...
Guitar Hero PlayStation 2 Playing a song...
Guitar Hero PlayStation 2 Select your guitar!
Guitar Hero PlayStation 2 Part of the introduction sequence

Alternate Titles

  • "吉他英雄" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Jita Yingxiong" -- Chinese title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Works better as a "Family Karaoke" than a game... Indra was here (19131) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

The Press Says

Deeko Nov 10, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Gameplanet Aug 01, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Digital Entertainment News (den) Dec 19, 2005 10 out of 10 100
Worth Playing Nov 28, 2005 9.7 out of 10 97
Gamers' Temple, The Dec 22, 2005 94 out of 100 94
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Nov 01, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine (OPM) Nov 01, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamesmania Apr 27, 2006 89 out of 100 89
Entertainmentopia Mar 08, 2006 B+ 83

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Shredz64 - Guitar Hero on the Commodore 64 1 Sciere (233692)
Nov 27, 2007

Trivia

Cancelled Xbox version

The Xbox version of Guitar Hero was being developed by Mad Catz, but they pulled out because of a lawsuit with Konami, meaning that the game was only released on PS2.

References

The knobs on the amplifiers as the game loads go up to 11, rather than 10. This is a reference to a scene in the film This Is Spinal Tap.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #7 PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2005 – Best Party Game of the Year (PS2)
Information also contributed by sgtcook.

Related Web Sites

Bill Cook (54) added Guitar Hero (PlayStation 2) on Nov 02, 2005